2003 Canberra bushfires
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2003 Canberra bushfires

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Images from the 2003 Canberra bushfires.

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Residents and friend of those living in Hawkesbury Crescent in Farrer battle (successfully) to stop the raging fire coming down the hill and destroying homes.Photo: Andrew Campbell

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A 4WD vehicle alight in the suburb of Duffy.Photo: Andrew Campbell

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Houses burning in Duffy.Photo: Andrew Campbell

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View from a ridge behind Lincoln Crescent in Chapman.Photo: Penny Bradfield

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Residents in Duffy inspect the remains of their neighbourhood.Photo: Pat Scala

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Fires burn a house in Duffy, Canberra as the neighbours try to save their own house. Taken at 7pm on Saturday, 18 January 2003.Photo: Pat Scala

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Public servant Michael Nelson, desperately fighting the fire that threatened his mother's house in Hindmarsh Drive, Rivett.Photo: Andrew Campbell

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The BP service station in Duffy on Burrinjuck Drive.Photo: Andrew Campbell

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Power lines down and a burnt out car on Darwinia Terrace, Chapman.Photo: Graham Tidy

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Fires burn homes in the suburb of Duffy at approximately 4pm Saturday, 18 January 2003.Photo: Pat Scala

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Aerial photo of Stromlo fire affected area.Photo: Graham Tidy

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A week after the firestorm, trees in Stromlo Forest are still bent in the direction of the blaze.Photo: Richard Briggs

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Devastation in the pine forest on the Cotter Road.Photo: Kate Callas

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One of the few surviving animals at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.Photo: Andrew Taylor

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Aerial shot of Duffy after the fires.

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The suburb of Duffy after the fires.Photo: Rohan Kelly

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Pine trees after the fires.

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A kangaroo bounds past the burnt out shell of a historic telescope at Mt Stromlo Observatory.Photo: Andrew Meares

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Eucembene Road, Duffy. Taken Sunday, 19 January 2003.Photo: Pat Scala

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Aerial of Duffy. Taken on Sunday, 19 January 2003.Photo: Pat Scala

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The day after the bushfire.Photo: Jacky Ghossein

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The day after the bushfire.Photo: Jacky Ghossein

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Carol and Richard Dutkiewicz at the remains of their Duffy home.Photo: Andrew Taylor

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Prem Uberio and neighbours use hose and buckets to try contain a fire in Holder.Photo: Richard Briggs

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Volunteers fight to save a house in Serpentine Street, Duffy.Photo: Richard Briggs

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Burnt out cars in Nyah Place, Duffy.Photo: Richard Briggs

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Ione Kitson stands in what was the hallway of her home in the Stromlo settlement that was burnt out.Photo: Lannon Harley

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A firefront moves through bush land on Saturday, 18 January 2003.Photo: Lannon Harley

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A message to firefighters in a field in western Canberra, as seen from above.Photo: Gary Schafer